Sunday, 22 June 2014

A Fishy Story

We planned a Family Excursion to the new Ripley's Aquarium in downtown Toronto. I bought tickets on line a couple of weeks before we went, saving a long line up at the ticket booth, not something we wanted to experience with excited children.  It's not a very big building, but there's lots to see and do. The Canadian Waters Gallery features 17 exhibits totaling over 665,000 litres. And that's just the first gallery, there are 7 more!


A giant American lobster. Surf and Turf, anyone? He was enormous!

The Rainbow Reef featured colourful fish with imaginative names; Picasso Triggerfish, Humbug Dascyllus, Emperor Angelfish, Pajama Cardinalfish, Unicorn Surgeonfish.

Callum and Isaac tried swimming with the fish. No, not really, they crawled up a tube into the middle of the tank.
Halfway through the aquarium there's a children's play area and a snack bar. We took our lunch with us, so we ate on the benches next to the kids area, giving us all a break! The aquarium has only been open since late 2013 so it's a very popular place and quite busy. More pictures in a day or two.....

9 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a great place. I love the tube for kids to feel they are in the tank with the fish, that is very clever.

Rock Chef said...

Looks like a great plaice to visit.

Did you see what I did, there?

Older Son said...

How did you know the lobster was American?

Shammickite said...

OlderSon: I knew he was American cos he didn't say eh? and I can read labels.

Tomoko said...

Just dropping to say hi!
Wow, what an exciting place to visit!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've heard such wonderful things about this aquarium!

Sheila da Silva said...

Lovely place to spend a few hours. Haven't been to this one yet, but did go to the one in Myrtle Beach SC. I don't care for zoos, but aquariums interest me. Sorry I missed your last few posts, looks like you've been having lots of fun.

madretz said...

looks like Callum was holding his breath, just in case he actually was under water!

Xtreme English said...

enchanting photo of the boyz in the tube/tank. wonderful that folks in your part of the world can see fish like these swimming around.